NOW PLAYING: THIS WEEK IN HELL
Manufacturing Dissent Since 1996
New interviews throughout the week

At the end of the infinite chain: On growth and global suicide.

20210401benehrenreich

We are talking about a system that regards the entire planet - the planet, its atmosphere, the minerals beneath it, the oceans, all the life in the oceans, all the life on land - as potential commodities, as resources that must be exploited in order to raise capital for the exploitation of further resources. It envisions this infinite chain of turning the material world, and the immaterial world, into commodities which can then be the source of further growth.

Writer Ben Ehrenreich on disaster of mainstream climate advocacy and ruling class innaction in the face of catastrophic climate change, capitalism's suicidal framework of constant growth and exploitation, and his article We're Hurtling Toward Global Suicide for The New Republic.

Share Tweet Send

 

Benehrenreichbio
Guest

Ben Ehrenreich

Ben Ehrenreich is a journalist and novelist.

benehrenreich.net

 

Related Interviews
More with Ben Ehrenreich